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The Romans May Have Flooded the Colosseum for Aquatic Gladiator Battles

Anna Green

It turns out that just throwing fighters into an arena and watching them go at it might not have been enough for the Romans.

Make Realistic-Looking LEGO Cake Bites

Rebecca OConnell

Cake you can build with.

10 Facts About the Beatles' Final Rooftop Show

Nick Keppler

On January 30, 1969, at lunch time, The Beatles appeared on the rooftop of their record label’s headquarters, unannounced, and started performing.

Two Minutes on an Arctic Expedition

Chris Higgins

Be glad you're not spending five months on sea ice—these folks are.

7 Sundance Films You’ll Be Hearing About in 2016

Eric D Snider

The average moviegoer will never hear of most of the movies that premiered in Park City this year. These are not those films.

CIA Posts Declassified UFO Documents from Its “X-Files”

Rudie Obias

The truth is out there—no, really!

25 Things You Should Know About Copenhagen

Jeff Wells

Even if you know Tivoli Gardens from Bakken, we're willing to bet a few kroner there's still a lot you haven't heard about Denmark's capital city.

Everything We Know About Harry Potter's 4 New Wizarding Schools

Erin McCarthy

J.K. Rowling continues to expand the Harry Potter universe ahead of the November release of the spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The Surprisingly Scientific Origins of Your Car’s Air Freshener

Kate Horowitz

Little Trees can trace their roots to a grumbling milkman, a thoughtful chemist, and a whole lot of Canadian conifers.

10 Legendary Rock and Jazz Guitars You Can Own

Andrew LaSane

Robert Blake's guitar from 'In Cold Blood' is just one of the rare instruments heading to auction.

The Reason Porky Pig Stutters

Stacy Conradt

Th-th-th-that's all folks!

New York City May Finally Get Modern Train Cars

Shaunacy Ferro

The open-car design used in cities like London and Tokyo would increase capacity by 10 percent.

The Smallest Discman Ever Made Was Smaller Than a CD

Chris Higgins

What could possibly go wrong?

This Might Be the World’s Most Cheerful Cemetery

Bess Lovejoy

Romania's Merry Cemetery takes a different approach to dealing with death.

Artist Redraws Cartoon Characters in Other Artists' Styles

Andrew LaSane

Can you match each character to its famous creator?